Usage rate of top drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada 2016, by age

Usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by age*

Usage rate of top drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada 2016, by age This statistic shows the usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by age group. In that year, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) was the top drug class prescribed to all seniors. Among seniors aged 65-74 years, nearly 48 percent used statins.
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Usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by age*

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Age group65-74 years75-84 years85 years and older
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)47.5%53.1%41.8%
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)28.3%35.5%39%
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, excluding combinations22.5%26.7%27.2%
Beta-blocking agents, selective18.7%27.9%32.5%
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers17.8%25.5%29.8%
Thyroid hormones16%20.8%26.6%
Biguanides15.3%16%10.9%
Natural opium alkaloids14.2%15.4%17.9%
Angiotensin II antagonists, excluding combinations13.8%18.1%17.8%
Benzodiazepine derivatives11.1%14.4%16.9%
Age group65-74 years75-84 years85 years and older
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)47.5%53.1%41.8%
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)28.3%35.5%39%
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, excluding combinations22.5%26.7%27.2%
Beta-blocking agents, selective18.7%27.9%32.5%
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers17.8%25.5%29.8%
Thyroid hormones16%20.8%26.6%
Biguanides15.3%16%10.9%
Natural opium alkaloids14.2%15.4%17.9%
Angiotensin II antagonists, excluding combinations13.8%18.1%17.8%
Benzodiazepine derivatives11.1%14.4%16.9%
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This statistic shows the usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by age group. In that year, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) was the top drug class prescribed to all seniors. Among seniors aged 65-74 years, nearly 48 percent used statins.
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